TIACA Appoints Douglas Brittin as New Secretary General

Jul 26, 2013, 10:54 ET from TIACA

MIAMI, July 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) has appointed Doug Brittin as its new Secretary General, effective August 15th 2013.

Doug brings over 33 years of experience to the post, which has included senior roles in the transport and logistics industry as well as in government.

During a long career in the transportation industry, Doug held executive level sales, marketing and operational positions with leading companies such as BAX Global, Panalpina, Emery and Menlo Worldwide. He also has experience of the rail and trucking sectors. In 2007, he joined the U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) as Air Cargo Manager, where he was responsible for the development of the Certified Cargo Screening Program, as well as policy, forwarder programs and screening technology development.

In May 2010, he was promoted to Division Director, Air Cargo at TSA headquarters in Arlington, VA, where his expanded responsibilities included all-cargo carrier programs, development of risk-based security programs, and management of the Division's $122 million annual budget.

Oliver Evans, Chairman of TIACA, said: "TIACA's growing leadership in the air cargo sector throughout the world means the role of the Secretary General has evolved to a point where Doug's high level of expertise in governmental and regulatory matters will enable us to keep pace with the Association's objectives. His qualifications to meet this new standard are rooted deep in a career spanning both the private and governmental side of aviation and cargo and we are delighted to welcome him to TIACA."

Doug, a graduate of the University of Denver, succeeds Daniel Fernandez. Daniel has been offered a substantial continuing role in the Association.


TIACA is a global not-for-profit trade association representing all segments of the air cargo and air logistics industry. TIACA's objectives include: facilitating/monitoring the implementation of e-commerce practices throughout the air cargo supply chain; supporting security measures that are effective, workable, and affordable, and that create minimal disruption to the vital flow of air cargo; developing and promoting strategies for sound environmental policies; reforming/modernizing customs practices and raising industry standards; increasing market access by the elimination/reduction of constraints imposed on air cargo by its current dependence on bilateral traffic rights agreements; and representing the industry before relevant regulatory bodies, at national and multinational levels. http://www.tiaca.org

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